Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions

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Author: Edwin A. Abbott

Number Of Pages: 119

Publisher: Warbler Classics

Details: Edwin A. Abbott's hallucinatory tale has captivated readers for more than a hundred years-including contemporary scientists such as Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking. This mind-expanding satire describes a two-dimensional world organized by strict caste system of geometrical forms. The narrator, A. Square, introduces us to the features of Flatland before recounting his revelatory explorations of Lineland, a one-dimensional world, and Pointland, a world of no dimensions, and the hitherto inconceivable three-dimensional world of Spaceland, through which he is ushered by his Virgil-like guide, Sphere. In Flatland, Square is regarded as a heretic and imprisoned for his belief in the existence of a third, and possibly even a fourth, dimension. Although Flatland did not achieve popular success on its publication in 1884, it gained a broad audience after the publication of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, which focused attention on the concept of a fourth dimension. The book enjoyed another renaissance with the advent of modern science fiction in the late 1930s and is now widely acknowledged as a pioneering work of mathematical fiction.

EAN: 9781733561624

Release Date: 10-08-2019

Package Dimensions: 8.0 x 5.2 x 0.3 inches

Languages: English